Self care simply means taking care of yourself in order to stay well. Self care includes taking care of ones mental, emotional as well as physical health. A person is said to be healthy when he is well in these all three aspects.
Here are some ways to nurture your body, mind, and soul through self-care:
1. Physical fitness:
Taking care of ones physical health.The major act to stay physically healthy is to provide your body the daily nutrition which it requires in a good proportion, e.g. the meal that we take must be rich in nutrients, proteins, minerals, vitamans etc, the nutrients that are mandatory for our body should be consumed e.g At least 8 glasses of water must be taken to keep body hydrated and to eliminate toxic substances from the body.
Secondly the food that we eat must be digested properly by doing exercise. The consumption of food rich in proteins and fats should be digested properly by means of exercise otherwise, It can lead to several diseases. Exercise and outdoor activities are the best ways to keep body physically fit.
2. Mental health :
The most important self care is to keep ourself free from stress , depression and anxiety. When a person is free from stress , depression and anxiety is said to be mentally fit. Nowadays among youth it is the major issue that besides being fit physically they are mentally disturbed by depression, stress and anxiety. The anti_depressents are sold by pharmacists in large quantity. This is the reason why the youth are getting Indulged in drugs. As we all know how the drugs destroying the lives of young generation . The mind is the most powerful organ of our body, when it is disturbed ultimately the whole biological cycle gets disturbed. So it’s very important to take care of ones mental health. Inculcation of tips given by psychologists to get free from strees and depression can make a person mentally stable.
3. Spiritual health (soul) :
Nourishing of soul /spirit. Nourishing our inner being, that makes us much strong from within. Taking care of spiritual health is done mostly by prayers and practicing ones religion. Putting trust in God. e.g; sometimes there are some problems that affect our mental health, that lead to depression and stress but putting trust in God, and having faith that everything will be okay by God’s grace calms the soul and makes a person free from depression and stress. Praying is only act that is best nourisher for our spiritual health.
4. Practice mindfulness:
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment, without judgment or distraction. It can help you to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and improve your overall well-being. Try practicing meditation, deep breathing exercises, or mindful movement such as yoga or Tai Chi.
5. Connect with others:
Spending time with loved ones, building social connections, and seeking out support from others can help you to feel more connected and supported. Join a club, take a class, or volunteer in your community to build meaningful connections with others.
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6. Engage in hobbies:
Doing things you enjoy can help to boost your mood, reduce stress, and enhance your overall well-being. Whether it’s painting, gardening, or reading, make time for activities that bring you joy.
So being stable physically, mentally as well as spiritually is the definition of being healthy. Remember, self-care is not selfish. Taking care of yourself is an essential part of living a healthy, happy life, and it can have a positive impact on those around you.
Written By: Zaheera Lone /